“Oppenheim’s poem blooms in musical odes to labor”

Matthew Guerrieri wrote a wonderful article in which I’m mentioned. It also corresponds to my post from the other day, Bread and Roses.

You can read the article on the Boston Globe’s website here.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. Its important to be reminded of the meanings of the names of our holidays. Its a way that we mark moments in history which otherwise may get lost in space. Actually naming days is an excellent idea after all for remembering. Perfect quote for Labor Day and every day Esther. “Creation,” Cohen wrote, “has its own enormous power to add joy and sorrow and depth and meaning to experience in a thousand unfathomable ways.”

  2. If you asked the world if they knew Esther Cohen, I bet at least 50% of all the people would raise their hands.

    I’m pretty lucky to be among the hand raisers.

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